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Not the sharpest knife in the drawer..

⊰ 2022-06-19 by ShaunO ⊱

full disclose: I'm not a Bandt fan, not sure why, he's always rubbed my intuition 'up the wrong way'.. He doesn't strike me as the sharpest knife in the drawer either..

More objectively the greens, with 12% odd of the national vote, don't get to dictate anything to anybody. Or to even 'force negotiations'. They're welcome to make their political case and persuade others to support it in the normal parliamentary process. Political reality is we will now actually have a climate policy, if the greens once again scupper it for the purpose of 'virtue signalling' or 'point scoring', like they did in 2009, it will be reprehensible.

On the other hand, from the article, I agree that the 2024 tax cuts should be scrapped - they are regressive and abhorrent. But, and it's a big but, Mr Bandt (and the government in the unlikely event they chose this path) will have to clearly explain to the electorate why the change (from what was taken to the election) is necessary. I think that explanation is 'doable'. If the government comes up with a comprehensive tax & spend policy and explained why cutting tax for the richest (which is what the 2024 cuts do) doesn't fit in with that plan then I believe they could persuade people, parties, and parliamentary colleagues - and this is what needs to be done, old fashion politics.

Politics is the 'art of the possible', and possible only becomes reality if you can build consensus through reasoning..

buggered if i know 😛

Adam Bandt decries Labor’s ‘take it or leave it’ approach on 2030 emissions target

Adam Bandt decries Labor’s ‘take it or leave it’ approach on 2030 emissions target


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